Gaffer Steve Schofield and his guys operate an inventory of modern, reliable lighting equipment from our base in Sydney, Australia. Including manufacturers Arri, Kino Flo, Film gear, Panavision, Panalux, and Mole Richardson. We have a range of pre loaded van kits and generators to service your next shoot, be it a TVC (television commercial) music clip, video, television drama, feature film, promo, station break or even, dare I say it, the odd short film…. more details on the lighting page.

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Aasa Schofield has worked for many years as an Art Director & Prodction Designer for Theatre & Film. In more recent years she has also added Make-up and styling to her repertoire. From a fully designed and built set, to a little light styling of an "almost there" location, or sourcing that hard to find prop.....she's your gal!

Gaffer (filmmaking)

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For other uses, see Gaffer (disambiguation).

A gaffer in the motion picture industry and on a television crew is the head electrician, responsible for the execution (and sometimes the design) of the lighting plan for a production. The term gaffer originally related to the moving of overhead equipment to control lighting levels using a gaff. The term has been used for the chief electrician in films since 1936 according to the Oxford English Dictionary.[1] However, a book on motion picture production from 1929 refers to the chief electrician as the Gaffer.[2] The gaffer's assistant is the best boy.[3]

Sometimes the Gaffer is credited as Chief Lighting Technician (CLT).

The Gaffer is responsible for managing lighting, including associated resources such as labour, lighting instruments and electrical equipment under the direction of the Director of Photography (the DP or DOP) or, in television, the Lighting Director (LD).

The DP/LD is responsible for the overall lighting design, but delegates the implementation of the design to the Gaffer and the Key Grip. The Key Grip is the head grip, in charge of the labour and non-electrical equipment used to support and modify the lighting. Grip equipment includes stands, flags and gobos. The Gaffer will usually have an assistant called a best boy and, depending on the size of the job, crew members who are called "electricians", although not all of them are trained as electricians in the usual sense of the term.

Gaffer tape is but one of the many types of tape that a gaffer, key grip, or any other member film crew uses in a variety of situations. Other types of tape include paper tape, pressure-sensitive tape (also known as snot tape),[4] electrical tape, J-LAR, and cloth tape.


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^ Oxford English Dictionary accessed 15 May 2009

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^ Mary Eunice McCarthy, The Hands of Hollywood, , 1929: 61.

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^ Taub, Eric (1994). Gaffers, Grips, and Best Boys. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 153. ISBN 0-312-11276-9.

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^ David Elkins (2012-05-07). "FIM 1801 - Fundamentals of Cinematography: Ditty Bag Checklist, Years Three & Four: Expendables" (PDF). University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Make-up artist

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Makeup artist backstage at the Lee Matthews show, Spring/Summer 2007 Australia Fashion Week

Michelle Camaclang, an international-certified professional makeup artist

Special effects makeup techniques

Make-up artists often use portable or wearable make-up brushes' bags as shown in this photo

A make-up artist uses brushes to prepare a model's face and eyelids for a photoshoot

A make-up artist or makeup artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry. Awards given for this profession in the entertainment industry include the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling[1] and even several entertainment industry awards such as the Emmy Awards[2][3] and the Golden Globes.[4] In the United States as well as the other parts of the globe, professional licenses are required by agencies in order for them to hire the MUA. Bigger production companies[5] have in-house makeup artists on their payroll although most MUA’s generally are freelance[6] and their times remain flexible depending on the projects.The use of digital cameras may have made the use of bridal make up more popular.

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Makeup techniques[edit]

Fashion makeup

Fashion makeup is used in magazine photography as well as on the fashion runway. Avant-garde makeup[7] is also an applicable technique used for projects that require experimental themes. Fashion makeup is also commonly used in television and film ranging for the natural prime look to more sophisticated applications such as color balance.

Theatrical makeup

Stage makeup is used as a method in conjunction with stage lighting to highlight the actors' faces in order to make expressions visible to the audience from moderate distances. This often includes defining the eyes and lips as well as the highlights and lowlights of the facial bones.

Special make-up effects (FX makeup)

Main article: Prosthetic makeup

The use of special effects techniques enhancing physical features to exhibit metaphysical characteristics[clarification needed] as well as fantasy makeup. The use of prosthetics and plaster casting are also required for projects that entails non-human appearances. Accents such as theatrical blood and ooze are also techniques applicable to this type of makeup.


The use of an airbrush which is a small air-operated device that sprays various media including alcohol and water-based makeup by a process of nebulization. The earliest record of this type of cosmetic application dates back to the 1925[8] film version of Ben-Hur, it has recently been re-popularized by the advent of HDTV and digital photography, where the camera focuses on higher depths of detail. Liquid foundations that are high in coverage but thin in consistency are applied with the airbrush for full coverage without a heavy build-up of product.

Bridal makeup

Bridal makeup is a new segment in a makeup artist's repertoire. From ethnic, to glamorous, to contemporary, makeup artists are now an important part of wedding planning in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

High definition

This is an art which involves the use of light[9] reflectors and ingredients such as minerals to give the skin a flawless finish. This was developed due to the further development of high definition[10] mediums and the cost implications of airbrush makeup.

Platform for make-up artists[edit]

In October 2014 MUA Connected launched a global platform where all types of technical makeup artists can gather and discuss the makeup artistry field, as well as finding and meeting clients online.[11]

Makeup artists in Bollywood[edit]

In 1955 the Bollywood group Cine Costume Make-Up Artist & Hair Dressers' Association (CCMAA) created a rule that did not allow women to obtain memberships as makeup artists.[12] However, in 2014 the Supreme Court of India ruled that this rule was in violation of the Indian constitutional guarantees granted under Article 14 (right to equality), 19(1)(g) (freedom to carry out any profession) and Article 21 (right to liberty).[12] The judges of the Supreme Court of India stated that the ban on women makeup artist members had no "rationale nexus" to the cause sought to be achieved and was "unacceptable, impermissible and inconsistent" with the constitutional rights guaranteed to the citizens.[12] The Court also found illegal the rule which mandated that for any artist, female or male, to work in the industry, they must have domicile status of five years in the state where they intend to work.[12] In 2015 it was announced that Charu Khurana had become the first woman to be registered by the Cine Costume Make-Up Artist & Hair Dressers' Association.[13]

In June 2014, the Cine Costume Make-Up Artist & Hair Dressers' Association (CCMAA) authorised an official protest on the movie set of Bang Bang! in protest of a foreign makeup artist, Daniel Bauer (make-up artist) working on the movie for its lead actress, Katrina Kaif. The CCMAA and 15 of its members protested on the movie set as Daniel Bauer was not registered with the Union, despite the Union banning foreign artists working in Bollywood. The issue was resolved with the CCMAA granting Daniel Bauer full membership [14]

Production designer

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In film and television, a production designer or P.D is the person responsible for the physical overall look of a filmed event such as a TV program, video game, music video, or advertisement. Production designers have a key creative role in the creation of motion pictures and television. Working directly with the director and producer, they must select the settings and style to visually tell the story. The term "production designer" was coined by William Cameron Menzies while he was working on the film Gone with the Wind.[1] Previously (and often subsequently) the people with the same responsibilities were called "art directors".[2]

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Societies and trade organizations[edit]

In the United States and Europe as well as Mexico, production designers are represented by IATSE local 800; the Art Directors Guild. The production design credit must be requested by the producer, prior to completion of photography, and submitted to the Art Directors Guild Board of Directors for the credit approval. In Canada, production designers are represented by the Director's Guild of Canada, except in British Columbia where they are represented by IATSE.